"A masterpiece. Lean and authentic, Fall Back Down When I Die captures what so many rural Americans on the margins are feeling; righteous anger and bitter disconnection, powerlessness and rugged pride. And yet, Wilkins has endowed his unforgettable cast of characters with humanity, gentleness, grace, and hard-won poetry. In prose as rugged and beautiful as the story’s Montana setting, Joe Wilkins has written one of the better novels I’ve read in years. An absolutely stunning book in every way.” – Nickolas Butler
My second book of poems, Notes from the Journey Westward, has just been named a finalist for the 2012 Society of Midlands Authors Award for the best book of poetry by a Midwest author. You can read more about the award here.